November 2, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As we begin the month of November, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all families, students, and teachers for taking actions every day to maintain a safe environment at St. Paul’s. Your continued support and cooperation during the pandemic, and throughout the flu season, will ensure we continue to mitigate health risks and keep everyone healthy and safe.

Please be reminded of the school’s expectations during the pandemic and the ways parents can help St. Paul’s maintain a safe environment. 

Daily Self-Screening

Ensure your son is conducting daily self-screening for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to arriving at school. The Screening Tool will direct your son if he should isolate or to go for COVID-19 testing. 

COVID-19 Screening Tool: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

Keep Your Son Home with COVID-19 Symptoms

Keep your son at home if he is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If any COVID-19 related symptoms appear during the day, your son will be separated from the rest of the class and moved to a supervised, secure area. The school will complete the Screening Tool with your son and, if applicable, contact a parent to pick up their son as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Testing

Public health officials strongly urge anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, or any of the symptoms listed in the Screening Tool to isolate and get tested for COVID-19. 

Positive COVID-19 Test Result

Immediately contact Bob Lewin, Principal, at 204-831-2305 or by email, blewin@stpauls.mb.ca, if your son receives a positive test result for COVID-19. Timely communication will help St. Paul’s and Pubic Health identify potential close contacts and mitigate risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the school. 

Note: It is not necessary to notify the school if your son is being tested for COVID-19 unless a positive test result is received.

Proper Mask Wearing

Talk to your son about the importance of properly wearing a mask to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission. Current public health orders require masks to be worn indoors. Mask breaks may occur for the purposes of eating, drinking and for very short, infrequent mask breaks where at least two metres of distancing is observed.

Get a Flu Shot

According to the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s website, “winter wellness is…getting your flu shot.” The influenza vaccine is free, safe, and proven to reduce doctor visits, hospitalization, and deaths. Flu shots are available at Influenza Vaccine Clinics, pharmacies, and family doctors. More information


School-based Immunization Catch-up Clinic

Manitoba Public Health will be offering an immunization clinic at St. Paul's High School on Wednesday, 17 November. The purpose of this clinic is to offer students an opportunity to catch up on immunizations they may have missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Consent forms are available from the front desk and this fillable PDF. Consent forms are due to the school's front office by Wednesday, 10 November to allow Public Health time to verify that the correct immunizations will be administered. 


Stay healthy and safe! 
 
God bless,  

Bob Lewin, Principal  

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